Kneeling Standing Listening Genuflecting Hands joined Gestures & Attitudes
Symbolism: Water, light, bread, wine.
GOD THE FATHER Belong to His Family in Baptism. Gives Us Forgiveness. Sent His Son.
JESUS Son of God. Friend of all. Asks us to love and forgive. Shows Father’s forgiveness.
HOLY SPIRIT Given in Baptism. Enables us to pray to God the Father like Jesus.
Choices? Freedom -consequences Moral judgement Sins & mistakes Moral qualities
Alive – O Lessons January - Easter My Goodness We Are The Greatest Time Moves On The Good Shepherd Losing My Way Time To Change I Was Lost, I Am Found A Different Time
Children who are truly loved....know themselves to be valued. This knowledge is worth more than gold. When children know they are valued they feel valuable. The feeling of being valuable is essential to mental health and is the cornerstone to self- discipline. It is a direct product of parental love. Such a conviction must be gained in childhood; it is extremely difficult to acquire it in adulthood. Conversely, when children have learned through the love of the adults around them to feel valuable, it is almost impossible for the vicissitudes of adulthood to destroy their spirit. M. Scott Peck
THEMESWHATHOW WILDERNESS LESSONS 1 & 4 Explore the reality of wilderness as it occurs in human life. Exodus 15:22-25 Moses and the Israelites in the desert. LENT LESSONS 1 & 4 A time to consider where we are with God and others. Discuss why Jesus went into the wilderness to pray.
THEMESWHATHOW GOODNESS LESSONS 2 & 3 Help children become aware of their goodness. Look at how they are special. -Make Little Beings -Look at being children -Matthew 18:1-5 Jesus welcomes children. BEING LOST & FOUND LESSONS 5,6,7 & 8 Recognise moments of being lost and found. Identify wrong behaviour and say sorry. -Ash Wednesday Service. -Luke 15:3-7 The Good Shepherd -Act of Sorrow & Confiteor -Little Beings being, selfish, violent. -Asking for and receiving forgiveness.
Grid on Page 3 indicates Sessions to be done 10 Home Sessions in total Home Sessions may be longer than one page Each Home Session ends with prayer Please send back to school every day
We Ask For God’s Forgiveness During Mass Lord have mercy, Christ have mercy, Lord have mercy. May the peace of Christ be with you. Our Father Forgive us our Trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world, have mercy on us. x 2 Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world, grant us peace.
Rite of Reconciliation CHILDHello Father. This is…. (if the child wants to introduce themselves) PRIESTWelcomes child. Asks “Are there any things you would like to say sorry for today?” CHILD“I didn’t show love when I ….” PRIESTListens. Offers words of guidance/support. Gives child a penance CHILDSays Act of Sorrow. PRIESTSays words of absolution. Says goodbye to child. CHILDAmen. Thank you Father. Child leaves and finds a quiet place to thank God for His forgiveness and say his/her penance.
Act of Sorrow O my God I thank you for loving me. I am sorry for all my sins For not loving others and not loving You. Help me to live like Jesus and not sin again. Amen